An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times...
MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST • SINGER-SONGWRITER • PRODUCER • RAPPER • ACTIVIST
B. Soleil is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, rapper, producer, and humanitarian that is making an impact on the music scene by fusing together sound and social justice.
Born in Houston, Texas, B. Soleil made their first industry move in 2011 when they began performing with singer-songwriter Jimmie Moore of Sony Orchard as the bassist on his Billboard R&B Hot 100 charting album J. Metro. Soleil has opened for Hip-Hop artist Sa-Roc, performed on the U.S. National Mall for ceremonies featuring actor Danny Glover and Rev. Jesse Jackson, and performed for a series of private events during the 2015 South African Jazz Festival that hosted the late Hugh Masekela.
While an R&B/Hip-Hop base exists at the foundation of Soleil’s music, the artist produces a sound that transcends any one particular genre. In 2016, Soleil founded the band Androbeat, which was described by the St. Louis American as, “a genre bending sound that blends the Lilith Fair era (made famous by Sarah McLachlan) with an R&B flair courtesy of lead singer [Soleil].” In 2017, the band went on to win KDHX 88.1 | NPR’s song competition. In 2018, Soleil was invited by Grammy-Award winning artist Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary to join an “International Songwriters for Peace Coalition” in the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Soleil accompanied artists such as The Peace Poets (NY), Isreali guitarist David Broza, Canadian cellist Rufus Cappadocia, and Native American flutist Keith Secola to create an album, Wake Up, America, that spoke to the American gun crisis. Later that same year, Soleil shared the stage with Skip Marley and Michael Franti as a musician during the humanitarian aid festival, “Actions for Change.” Soleil has also partnered with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation to provide live installation soundscapes for an event featuring Palestinian-Britsh artist, Mona Hatoum’s exhibit, Terra Infirma. To date, Soleil has performed in multiple U.S. states and various locations internationally, including Mexico, Belize, England, Norway and South Africa.
B. Soleil’s musical aesthetic delivers a message reflecting not only the times in which we live, but also the essence of our hearts. Their deeply profound belief in the unifying power of music can be seen in their collaborations as well as heard in their lyrics and melodies. B. Soleil is an artist of and for the times.